Thunder (Character)


Real Name:  Wayne Russel

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

Created by: Alex Ross

1st appearance: Bring the Thunder #1, 2010

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: US Army

Legal Status: Unknown

Height: 6’2               Weight: 220 lbs

Eyes: Brown             Hair: Black

Relatives: Karen (Wife), Peter (Son), Raymond (son)

Skills and abilities: Military training in armed and unarmed combat.

Powers: Transformed into a being of pure sound on a battlefield he can become partial sounds to create concussive sound waves (said to be sound amplification stronger than dynamite), survive gunshots and even teleport across vast distances, he can see the world as nothing but sound to see through walls and zone in on specific sounds. He can also move at superhuman speeds.


A soldier stationed in Afghanistan who fires an experimental enemy weapon to save his life during a conflict in which all his friends are killed. After the ordeal he became pure sound and only reformed a year later on his lawn only to discover his house had been sold and his family gone (Bring the Thunder #1, 2010).

He manages to locate his wife who tells him one of his sons has joined a gang to protect the family in his absence after he attacks some gang bangers. When the gang comes looking for him he uses his powers to put an end to them but also makes himself a target (Bring the thunder #2).

Russel tries to get some tests run by a doctor but his lack of vital signs and physical internal organs make this difficult. He almost catches the men trying to kill him before taking on the heads of the gang who he takes out with ease despite them temporarily negating his powers. The US army then tracks him down and recruits him to fight a terrorist with eerily similar powers to his own (Bring the Thunder #3).

Fitted with an experimental suit he was pitted against the super powered terrorist and managed to use all his power to destroy him and in the process bring his own powers down to a controllable level while allowing him to return to a normal flesh and blood body.

He returns home claiming he lost his powers but secretly still battles crime at nights with his remaining abilities (Bring the Thunder #4).


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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